December 3, 2014

Who Says a Christmas Tree Has To Be Green?

Posted by Jennifer Perkins in Treetopia Christmas Decorating Ideas

Are you a traditional or a non-traditional Christmas person? Perhaps you are a little bit of both. Trying to make a life choice on whether to go for a green tree or a colorful tree can be stressful business. Your family’s holiday happiness rests on your heavy shoulders as you try to choose between hot pink, champagne gold or a green Christmas tree. Ok hopefully their happiness is not really contingent on tree color, but it is still a tricky decision to make. With a rainbow of colors as your option, going green can be hard.  Here are a few pointers to help you decide which tree is best for you.

Gold Tinsel Tree Decorated with Vintage Angels
Treetopia’s Toasted Champagne Gold Tinsel Tree decorated by Jennifer Perkins

 

1) Consider your audience. If your 98-year old grandmother is coming over for Christmas dinner and she will fall off her rocker at the site of a purple tree you might need to go the traditional route. If your 98-year old grandmother was recently featured on the Advanced Style blog continue browsing the colored tree section of Treetopia. You are most likely not the only one who is going to bask in the glory of your new Treetopia tree. Choose something the entire family will appreciate, but also remember in the end you are the one who is going to live with that tree year after year.

Jennifer Perkins Treetopia Oh Christmas Tree
Treetopia’s  Oh Christmas Tree decorated by Jennifer Perkins

 

2) Think of the ornaments and decorations that you already have and choose a tree based on that. If you have a giant collection of vintage red, green and white ornaments a traditional green tree might be best for you. My collection of kitschy 50’s ornaments and vintage Fisher-Price toys worked perfectly in the Oh Christmas Tree from Treetopia. My white and gold angel collection looked amazing on the Toasted Champagne tree. Think about your theme and decorations and let that be your tree buying guide.

3) What room will the tree go in? This is not only important to consider when choosing the height and width of your tree, but also the color. You might buy a colorful tree with the intention of it matching a room in your house. Just as you would buy throw pillows, art or coffee table knick-knacks to coordinate with the style of a room – selecting a Christmas tree should not be any different. If you are not ready to go colorful, a forest green Christmas tree is a sure bet for almost any room.

Hot Pink Christmas Tree with Neon Bright Starburst Tree Topper
Treetopia’s Some Like It Hot Pink Tree decorated by Jennifer Perkins

4) The more trees the merrier. I have almost 100 Christmas trees I put up every year. Sure, only a handful are over 7 feet tall and most are under 7 inches but this still gives me lots of decorating options. If I want to go traditional in one room I can. If I want a neon tree in another room that is ok too.  Hot pink and jewel tones in a third room. Why not?  Maybe every year you treat yourself to a new tree for each room.

Three Tabletop Trees on a Mantel with a Red Dinosaur
Jennifer Perkins’ Tabletop Trees on a Mantel

5) Size does not matter, but it might help ease you into things. If you are not fully ready to commit to a colored tree take baby steps with a colorful tabletop tree. No one said you had to dive right in with a 7.5-foot tall rainbow striped tree. Tabletop trees are the gateway drug to colorful full size trees. Grab yourself that full traditional looking green tree to put the gifts under, but also nab a small red table top number. The best of both worlds!

So are you a traditional or a non-traditional kinda tree guy or gal? Hopefully this cleared up a few things for you and your tree choice is clear as crystal!

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